Driver killed after tires strike semi-truck on I-280

Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 3:15 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 1:15 PM EST
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LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WTVG) - A driver is dead after a set of tires struck a semi-tractor trailer combination on Interstate 280 Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. on Jan. 17 on I-280 just south of State Route 795 in Lake Township.

Troopers say a semi-tractor trailer combination that was traveling southbound on I-280 lost a set of dual tires from one of its axles. The dual tires then went through the median and struck a semi-tractor trailer combination traveling northbound on I-280, killing the driver. That driver was identified Wednesday as Daniel Gardner, 69, of Bad Axe Mich.

“It’s not common, but it does happen. It just goes to show the importance that these commercial vehicle drivers need to do the pre-trip check and make sure everything is in good working order before they get on the road,” says Jordan Schwochow, the Post Commander of the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP says the southbound semi-tractor trailer combination did not stop after the incident occurred.

Anyone with information on the location of this vehicle or the driver is asked to call the Bowling Green Post at 419-352-2481.

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